Senior QA Automation Engineer



Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

Senior QA Automation Engineer

About Us

Planful is the pioneer of financial performance management cloud software. The Planful platform, which helps businesses drive peak financial performance, is used around the globe to streamline business-wide planning, budgeting, consolidations, reporting, and analytics. Planful empowers finance, accounting, and business users to plan confidently, close faster, and report accurately. More than 1,300 customers, including 23andMe, Bose, Boston Red Sox, Five Guys, and Zappos, rely on Planful to accelerate cycle times, increase productivity, and improve accuracy. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm. Learn more at

About the role

As a Senior QA Automation Engineer at Planful, you will play a critical role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our software product through the design, development, and execution of automated testing solutions. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to implement testing strategies, identify defects, and drive continuous improvement in our software development lifecycle. This role offers an exciting opportunity to leverage your expertise in QA automation to contribute to the success of a high-growth software company and make a meaningful impact on our products and services.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (7+ years) as a Sr QA Automation Engineer or Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), with a focus on test automation.
  • Strong proficiency in test automation frameworks and tools such as Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, Cypress, or Appium.
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, Python, or JavaScript for test automation scripting.
  • Solid understanding of software testing principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, or Travis CI.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex issues and identify root causes.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies and experience working in an Agile development environment.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.


  • Collaborate with product management, development, and QA teams to understand requirements and define test strategies and test plans.
  • Design, develop, and maintain automated test suites for functional, regression, and performance testing.
  • Implement and maintain test automation frameworks and tools to ensure efficient and reliable test execution.
  • Execute automated tests, analyze test results, and report defects in a timely manner, ensuring high-quality software releases.
  • Work closely with developers to reproduce and debug issues, providing detailed feedback and assisting in root cause analysis.
  • Participate in code reviews, providing feedback on testability, code quality, and automation coverage.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve test processes, tools, and methodologies to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Mentor junior QA engineers, sharing knowledge and best practices in test automation and quality assurance.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in QA automation, contributing to the technical growth and innovation of the team.

Why Planful

Planful exists to enrich the world by helping our customers and our people achieve peak performance. To foster the best in class work we’re so proud of, we’ve created a best in class culture, including:

  • 2 Volunteer days, Birthday PTO, and quarterly company Wellness Days
  • 3 months supply of diapers and meal deliveries for the first month of your Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Annual Planful Palooza, our in-person, company-wide culture kickoff
  • Company-wide Mentorship program with Executive sponsorship of CFO and Manager-specific monthly training programs
  • Employee Resource Groups such as Women of Planful, LatinX at Planful, Parents of Planful, and many more. We encourage our teammates to bring their authentic selves to the team, and have full support in creating new ERGs & communities along the way